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to remains known to be her children. >> finally. great to see everybody today. bill, thank you. bill: welcome back. apparently the family is not very happy about that. so there will be, there will be a page two. >> who would be? bill: have a great thursday. stay cool out there, everybody. >> bye-bye. jenna: we start off with this fox news alert on the crisis in syria raging out of control. just moments ago the u.n. security council vetoing a resolution to pet pressure on president assad. you're seeing a live look at the u.n. right now on your screen. here's the situation. ssia and chihina s sikikg dodo the rsolutiononeaeangng manynyononring watatss t nene sp for the.. if anything right now? the resolution put nonmilitary sanctions against assad's government. at this time that will not happen. now to syria. rebels are closing in on the capital city of damascus. in fact they're already there. one day after a brazen
bombing killed three senior members of assad's regime. government forces reportedly striking back with attack helicopters and shelling. meantime president assad, at least at this time, seems to be in hiding although syria's state-run media reported that assad attended a swearing-in ceremony for the new defense minister who replace the minister killed in yesterday's blast. some suggesting that blast is a turning point in this 16-month long uprising. activists estimate since the crackdown began more than 17,000 people have been killed. most of the dead said to be civilians. we have breaking developments by the minute here on "happening now". we'll take you straight to the region for a live report just ahead. jon: 110 days until we vote for the next president of the united states. brand new polls on how americans would vote if that election were held today. we'll tell you whom voters would like to see on the ticket with governor romney as well.
jenna: a horrific bus bombing we first told you about yesterday on "happening now", killing seven people, including five israeli tourists. the israeli prime minister pointing the finger squarely at iran saying israel will quote, react powerfully. a report ahead. jon: something out of a jules verne novel. a undersea research craft, only one of its kind could be forced to the surface because funding has run dry. we'll talk to the researcher live from the depths of ocean. it is all "happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, we're glad your with us on a very busy news day. i'm jenna lee. we have brand new fox news polls on the election, on the economy and who voters would like to see on the republican ticket with governor mitt romney. jon: i'm jon scott. 110 days until americans head to the polls. what are we thinking about the state the race and issues affecting it right now? first when asked
whether the obama administration has made the economy better or worse, 37% of respondents say the president's policies have made the economy better. that is a seven-point drop from march. meanwhile those who say the economy has gotten worse, jumping seven points over that same period to 49%. look at the head-to-head race. the president with a razor thin lead over governor romney. nearly unchanged from a year ago. that is not all these polls tell us. erin mcpike is national political reporter for "real clear politics" and joins us now. erin, see if you can explain that. you have more people saying the president and his policies have made the economy worse and yet he is in a virtual tie with mitt romney in the head-to-head matchup. why? >> well, first of all, as far as governor romney is concerned the country still doesn't know him all that well and over the next few months the campaign will be introducing him in greater passion. now as far as the economy is concerned we've seen a lot
of data in the past two months that show over the past two months economic growth has slowed. these thumb members reflect that -- numbers reflect that directly for the president. once economic growth slows and the country feels that the economy is not going very well the president takes a hit. jon: so voters were also asked, has the, well there is the number. has the obama administration made the economy better or worse? the fact that fewer people think they have made it better, that has got to be a troubling sign, a troubling trend for the president? >> no question, but of course part of that is an effect of what is going on in europe. obviously europe is having its own economic problems and that is bleeding over into the united states and makes our economic recovery go even slower. there is not so much the president can do about it but yet people think the stimulus and health care bill and some other things have made the economy worse. jon: much has been made by the obama campaign of mitt romney's time at bain capital. when asked who is telling the truth about romney's
work with bain, 35% say obama, the obama campaign's comments are mostly true. 45% say governor romney's campaign has been mostly truthful about it. but 44%, in other words, a plurality, think that the obama campaign has been mostly false in what they have said about bain capital. again, not a good sign for the president. >> no, that's true but that 44% number of those voters who think that it's mostly false coming from the obama campaign, those are probably governor romney supporters. so i'm not sure that has moved all that much. where we do see it made somewhat of an impact are in some of the swing states that will be very important like virginia and ohio and florida. but the polls there are also very tight. there's a lag from the national polls but we see that they're in a dead-heat in ohio and florida and virginia. we'll see how that goes with the obama campaign is making a bit of an impact on voters
with negative ads about romney and bain capital. jon: i want to tee up a former president before we get to our next poll. take a listen to what ronald reagan had to say. >> i think you all know that i've always felt the nine most terrifying words in the english language are, i'm from the government and i'm here to help. jon: we brought out the gipper to read that punch line of his because the "fox news poll"s found an interesting trend. people were asked, is government the problem or the solution when it comes to our current economic, given current economic conditions? 64% said of those responding say government is the problem. if so, again, that, well, what does that say about the state of the race, erin? >> well, i actually think that is the most important number in that poll because that is the exact difference between the romney campaign's message and the obama's campaign message.
president obama is saying he is trying to do everything he can with the federal government to make this situation better and mitt romney's message is that government needs to get out of the way. so the two campaigns continue on that track. that is a very good thing for governor romney, if he can get voters to believe he wants to get government out of the way. jon: voters were also asked, if they could pick a running mate for mitt romney, who would it be? 30% of those responding like the idea of condoleezza rice joining his ticket. 19% said marco rubio. and then you can see the others. does that surprise you? >> it doesn't because those two have the most name recognition of anyone. it doesn't appear though that the romney campaign is truly vetting condoleezza rice and they may have been vetting marco rubio sort of. but it looks like the two candidates that we're going to see are tim pawlenty and rob portman. everything that we've seen from the romney campaign they are using tim pawlenty, former governor of minnesota and rob port hand, the ohio
senator to do lots of things. make tv appearances for them. go out and campaign in the swing states. looks as though mitt romney is narrowing his choice between those two. some time soon enough we'll see what the answer is but i would say it is those two. jon: word we could get the announcement any day from the romney camp. erin mcpike from "real clear politics." thank you. >> thank you. jenna: we have brand new numbers from the job market as we do every thursday. 386,000 americans filed for first time unemployment in the recent week. the number on average remains too high to reflect any significant job growth. as we reported to you the unemployment rate stands at 8.2%. this comes at a time when the president's jobs council hasn't held a public meeting in months, something mitt romney is hammering home on the campaign trail. rich edson from the fox business network is live in washington with more, rich? >> reporter: there is a long history in washington creating commissions and
task forces and working groups. of the president obama has proposed several to address issues like childhood obesity, gas prices, climate change adaptation. one senior house republican charges they are nothing more than a political front. >> past behavior is future behavior. put a group to talk about the deficit. when they came back with the study he didn't put that in his budget. i think a lot of that is for show. >> reporter: white house reports that white house republicans including mccarthy rejected the president's deficit commission proposal. he used it about addressing deficits for better part of the year. in the case of the jobs council the white house house says the administration included a number of its ideas in the president's jobs plans saying the president has a proposal on the table that would create million jobs right away, rebuilding our nation, getting our teachers, cops, firefighters back to work and republicans should get to work, get this done instead of wasting time attacking the president's meeting schedule.
as for some other groups, the president's auto task force helped reorganize the auto industry. gas prices working group, a year in fox business looked into the results and the group released little more than press releases announcing its creation. back to you, jnna. jenna: rich edson in d.c. thank you. jon: a fox news alert now on the civil war only getting worse in syria. one day after a rebel bombing that left three members of president assad's inner circle dead. you're watching amateur video of that brazen attack. amid concerns that bashar assad may be in hiding. but the country's state-run news agency now reports assad did attend the swearing-in of the new defense minister today. meantime the rebels are not backing down, closing in on damascus, vowing to as they put it, liberate the capital city. government forces are striking back. dominic di-natale following all the late-breaking developments from our middle east bureau in jerusalem.
>> reporter: jon, the big question indeed where is president bass shar al-asad? as you say he was present according to state tv at the swearing in of the new defense minister. we've seen no video or pictures. there is report in the u.k. he was in the meeting where the bombing took place that killed the defense minister and his brother-in-law and that he was evacuated out of damascus in a private jet. there are reports that president assad is in a port city but those reports are very much unconfirmed. however in damascus the rebels have been uping the ante yet again today and government forces have been responding. there are a number of flash points around the city. government forces have put sharpshooters on the roofs in one particular neighborhood which has become something of a stronghold for the rebel resistance there. we understand that residents in these areas where the clashes are taking place have been given 48 hours by
the syrian military to move out of there before they begin a sweeping operation on those positions. on top of that, we understand that the rebels have actually hit a police station in the center of the city and killed five policemen there. they are determined as they say, to have a final battle of the capital. they're calling it operation damascus volcano. they say it will be that devastating to wipe out the remnant of the regime as it currently stands. this comes on the day that russia and china just vetoed another attempt in the united nations to bring peace there the head of u.n. observer mission in damascus says that mission has failed. it is due to expire tomorrow. they want to extend it but given the state of the u.n. in new york, it means they will have to pull out which means no end in sight for the violence in syria, jon. back to you. jon: word assad may have been at the meeting where the bomb went off yesterday and we have not seen any
pictures of him since that meeting. >> reporter: we have not seen any pictures of him at all state tv saying he was in that. as i was saying a few moments ago and believed, but from everything on twitter, reports coming from the city itself that he may have fled the capital. if the president of syria has fled the capital that is actually significant in terms of what happens next and it will certainly embolden the rebels as they take on government forces, jon. jon: big developments. dominic, thank you. we have news on what is developing in syria and including what the u.s. role should be in all of it. senator lindsey graham, member of armed services committee will speak with jenna on his take. jenna: new information on the homicide bombing in bulgaria that is igniting tensions in the middle east. israel is blaming hezbollah and iran on a deadly bus attack on a bus full of young travelers. we'll look at the person potentially behind this
devastation. jon: also, house minority leader nancy pelosi says it's no problem if congressional democrats skip their national convention. a strategic move or a sign of problems within the party? we'll debate it, fair and balanced, coming up. jenna: 911 calls just released for a search for the suspect that shot a california highway patrol officer. look at this car. >> i've been shot twice. suspect vehicle, blue yukon, with 24-inch wheels. it has bullet holes on the driver's side. stay in the moment sanya.
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susan rice who is very angry. >> it is even more troubling because of their large stockpiles of chemical weapons we have made it clear that these weapons must remain secure and that the regime will be held accountable for their use. because as the situation deteriorates, the potential that this regime could consider using chemical weapons against its own people should be a concern for us all. on july 13th, u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon wrote a letter reiterating his call on council members to quote, insist on the implementation of the council's resolution and to exercise their common responsibilities by taking necessary collective actions under the united nations charter". yet, the u.n. missions report, persistent
flagrant violations and the secretary-general's appeals and that of the joint special envoy, have been met only with intensified violence and security council inaction. the blame for this unacceptable situation --. jon: security council inaction. after all of the deaths in syria, bashar assad ordering the death of his own people, at last count, something near 20,000 syrians believed to be the dead. the ambassador to the u.n. from the united states, susan rice, who is absolutely furious that china and russia vetoed a program that would have clamped down on bashar assad. we'll have more on that as we continue to monitor her speech. jenna: a big question about what's next. now to this story. israel blaming iran for a deadly homicide bombing on a bus full of tourists in bulgaria. seven people died in the attack including five israelis. the bulgarian bus driver and
the bomber, who you're seeing apparently in the middle of your screen there. that is who people think set off that bomb. the blast ripping through the bus outside the airport right after tourists arrived on a flight from israel. no one right now is claiming responsibility for the attack. but israel says the iran-backed terrorist group hezbollah is behind it. prime minister benjamin netanyahu of israel promising to quote, react powerfully. iran says israel's accusations are not true. amy kellogg live in london with more. >> reporter: hi, jenna. iran's foreign ministry spokesman says it condemns all act of terrorism and that iran is the biggest victim of terrorism after assassinations of several nuclear scientists. i jenna i spoke with someone in iran who has very close links with the regime. he says with all the armed groups operating in the region, groups hostile to israel this could have likely been the work of al qaeda. the bulgarians are not
saying they know who is behind the bomb blast but they believe this is a picture of the bomber who looks quite fair, dressed as a tourist and a had a fake michigan driver's license on him. bulgarian believe he was a suicide bomber who managed to hop onto that bus full of israelis that was supposed to spirit them off to a sunny holiday on the bulgarian black sea coast. i spoke to the head of the jewish studies department at sophia university who spoke of great shock and sorrow in bulgaria over this. bulgaria, he said a country that has not seen an attack like this before. bulgaria a country that protected its 48,000 jews since world war ii and has excellent relations with israel. the wounded and many of those who want to get home headed back to israel. israel's blaming iran's biggest proxies hezbollah for the attack. jenna, the attack came 18 years to the day after that very deadly attack on the israeli or jewish cultural center in buenos aires. an attack for which interpol
is still after iran's defense minister for connection with that. iran denies any responsibility for that attack 18 years ago as well. back to you. jenna: amy, thank you. jon: the crisis obviously is intensifying in syria. we just had that u.n. security council rejection. senator lindsey graham talks with jenna coming up. ♪
jenna: back to our top story today. violence spiraling out of control in syria. [gunfire] amateur video there showing fighting raging in the capital city of damascus as president assad's regime still reels from the bombing that killed his security chief. syria's state-run news agencies are now reporting
that the president, president assad, attended the swearing in ceremony of a new defense minister today. amid some concerns and rumors quite frankly that the president was in hiding. but his government's forces, those forces are the no backing down, launching attacks against the rebels and apparently against civilians as well. all this as the u.n. tries to put pressure on assad's regime to withdraw troops and weapons. as we reported to you, the resolution went down in defeat today. so not much coming from the u.n., at least at this time. what should our role be as america? joining us, senator lindsey graham, republican from south carolina and a member of the senate armed services committee. also like to mention a air force reservist. one. fualaau makers still serving in that capacity. senator graham, thanks for being with us today. >> thanks for having me. jenna: we keep here haefrg the wind do -- window for did he prelimsy is ending.
what should our next step in syria. >> doesn't embrace the arab spring and chinese communist dictatorship is not a fan of replacing other dictators. what should we do? we should be on the other side of history. arm the rebels and train them for a coalition of other countries arab countries turkey. we should be a part of a coalition of the willing to establish a no-fly, no drive zone to shield the people from the barbaric activity of assad. he is going to go. we should get to know the people who are going to replace him. we should be with them in their darkest hour rather than observing history. we should help mold history. the obama administration has played this very poorly. jenna: you said the obama administration has played this very poorly but do you think perhaps we're doing some of that covertly? >> no. i don't think we're doing enough. we don't need to be covert. the last thing in the world is america needs to do is hide from leadership. that is what drives me nuts.
we're the voice of freedom left in the world. we're the champion of, of people's right to live free and in dignity and i don't want to be covert about it. i want to be overt. i want my country, our country, to stand against the torture and murder and the slaughter. and it is in our national security interests to get assad out sooner rather than later. because iran is watching what we're doing. if you could take assad down to an international coalition led by the united states, maybe the iranians would take us more seriously. i don't want to be covert at all about this. jenna: interesting you mention the iranians. a report in the "wall street journal" out today says that there is incredible pressure on iran and, also on hezbollah. interesting a terrorist group and a state sponsor of terror being iran. pressure from the arab world to engage the opposition quite frankly. we should point out to our viewers that iran had been assad's best friend in the region. so this is very interesting
to hear iran's foreign minister say he would like to sit down with the opposition, not a strong signal to a friend there in assad. what about that? how do we go about doing that? how do we step in front of line in front of the iranians? >> well, number one, the iranians are the primary supporter of assad. they have iranian people on the ground who are helping assad. you got a russian naval base. the people who are going to take over after assad will never consider iran their friend. they're not. if you could take assad down, hezbollah, which is trying to destablize lebanon and create havoc against israel sufferses a mighty blow. no one in syria sees iran as their friend. this is a joke to even consider that you should sit down with the people who are helping the guy murder you the most, that they could be your friend. they're not going to be your friend. what is disappointing for me
is that the people who are going to take over syria, this is inevitable, need to see us as an ally and a friend and right now we're just sitting on the sidelines. we could do a lot more and should. jenna: senator, we were showing some photos of young children in the street in syria. we also have to think about, you know, our young children as home as well. what is protecting america from the spread of chemical weapons from inside syria? because we know that they do have some. what is protecting us from that, from those chemical weapons getting out? >> vacuums will be filled. the u.n. security council today is, has ceded its moral authority to have a say in this. now we should act. go around russia, go around china. this is not, you know, there are plenty of places for people being murdered and tortured. we can't change everything in the world but we can change syria. if we change syria in a positive way that helps us with iran which is huge threat and helps the region as a whole. we need to get in quickly
and control the weapons. jenna: quickly i have only about 30 seconds. do we have to do that with nato because we saw that model in libya? is that something we should repeat in syria or act alone? >> we should not act alone. turkey wants to help. i would love for nato to help we should create a coalition of willing to create a no-fly zone and no-drive zone and arm the rebels. bringing a leader to bring assad down and mold the future of syria getting to know people now when they need us most. i think this is a huge opportunity to change the region for the better and, longer we wait the more people die and the less standing we have. jenna: 16 months now. senator graham, nice to have you today. thank you for the time. >> thank you very much. jon: well you might not expect one of president obama's biggest supporters to tell fellow democrats to just skip the democratic convention but that is exactly what house minority
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you will be impressed with him once you hear him on the tape. he was parked along the side of the highway looking for speeders when all of a sudden a car that passes him, makes a quick u-turn and speeds back toward the officer. bullets are fired from that car. take a listen. >> i've been shot twice. suspect vehicle, the blue yukon, with 24-inch wheels. it has bullet holes on the driver's side. tell units to slow down. one of shots went into my vest and one into my hand. neither are life-threatening. i returned fire and i am pretty sure, the shooter was in the back driver's side. he was wearing a wife-beater t-shirt. i'm pretty sure i struck him once or twice. my vehicle is out of commission with a flat tire. i tried to follow the suspects but i'm out of commission on borel road. >> reporter: the suspect is still on the loose. the driver and other person who schott the officer, police have released sketches.
the shooter is described as hispanic, muscular build, in his 20s. the driver, a similar appearance, wearing a white cowboy hat and button-up shirt. all of this went back down near bakers field, can california in may. if you know anything you are asked to call the california highway patrol. there are the numbers on your screen. also try the kern county sheriff's department if you have any information to help the police in california track these two guys down. back to you. jenna: unbelievable calm under pressure. that's for sure. jon: you would think a blue yukon with big wheels and bullet holes on the side would be pretty easy to find. i guess they haven't found it yet. jenna: they haven't found the bad guys. hopefully they will now. jon: let's hope. jenna: rick, thank you. jon: fox news is america's election headquarters. and right now new reaction to the house minority leader
weighing in on one of the biggest political events in the summer. take a listen to what nancy pelosi is suggesting to her fellow democratic lawmakers when it comes to the party's convention in north carolina. >> i'm not encouraging anyone to go to the convention, having nothing to do with anything except i think they should stay home, campaign in their districts, use their financial and political resources to help them win their election. jon: what is behind her recommendation? debate it fair and balanced. alexis mcgill johnson, executive director of the american values institute. terry holt, former bush-cheney national spokesperson and former advisor to the rnc. alexis, what is with that? seems like she is saying hey, democrats if you want to stay away from a convention and president obama and maybe vice president biden it's okay with me? >> not at all, jon. i think nancy pelosi is onto something. we have to remember one thing. all politics is local. and so while the democrats
are having a, you know, a huge party in north carolina to get our messaging organized and to get everybody pumped up, it is really important for our members of congress to be out pressing the flesh, talking to people in their district and driving home what is at stake in this election. i don't see an issue at all. jon: terry, they might be remembering that one thing or might be remembering what happened to democratic members of congress in the last election when nancy pelosi lost her speak iship? >> this is all about nancy pelosi reclaiming the gavel in the house of representatives, becoming speaker again. she doesn't give a wit about president obama. it is about getting the gavel back. i tell you what though. you can run. you can't hide. this group of vulnerable democrats in the house of representatives have voted for obamacare. they have repeatedly endorsed and supported his job-killing economic policies. and his increases in taxes. so those candidates, whether
they go to the convention or not, are still going to have to defend barack obama and nancy pelosi in their terrible agenda. jon: on that agenda, alexis, she went on to say, i would just as assume democrats would win and we would stock the obstruction of the president's agenda. if you look at the polls, the latest fox news polls out on the right track wrong track, most americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction. isn't that a big part of the president's agenda? >> i think that is a huge challenge for the president for sure. you look at those same polls and you see the approval rating for congress is somewhere near 12%. so congress in general, both houses, both sides, have to do a lot of work to kind of get public -- >> with respect. this is the president's economy. we're in our 41st month of continuous unemployment over 8%. and so, while the speaker may want a new job and president obama wants to
keep his job, there hasn't been enough focus in this administration on jobs for the american people and that's why his approval rates continue to suffer even though he is incumbent president. >> right. but terry we're talking here about, what is happening with congress and why, why pelosi is asking members of congress to go out and communicate what's at stake. >> because she wants them to head for the hills when obama comes to town. >> not head for the hills. this talking about the fact we've had obstructionist congress, really over the last four years. and their focus has been trying to punish the president and protect wealthy interests. we have to communicate, democrats have to communicate that and connect them to really what is at stake with what is happening in this election. we don't believe that mitt romney is going to be a better candidate in running a global economy. we have a guy, we don't know what he is hiding beyond his millions and millions in offshore accounts and outsourced jobs. so i think we really have a lot to talk about.
jon: terry? >> yes, jon. jon: quickly you were bush-cheney spokesman in '04. by the end of '08 when voters were tired of iraq war and everything else, president bush was not particularly popular. there were a lot of republicans that didn't want to be seen on the same stage with him. is the same thing happening with president obama and democrats? >> there was fatigue by 08. tell you not unusual for vulnerable politicians to stay away from convention at least for the full five days. in this case it is striking that obama's main ally on capitol hill, nancy pelosi, the minority leader, is actively telling people not to go to his convention, his coronation. i think that is what is news about this. >> he is already the king. what do you mean his coronation. he is already the king. i think really -- >> he will have to become the nominee for the party again know, if you knew the process. >> he is already the nominee and --. jon: we'll wrap it up there. we'll wrap it up there. alexis, terry, thank you
both. >> thank you, jon. jenna: they're supposed to be our eyes in the skies. lawmakers are looking whether surveillance drones here at home could be hacked into and turned into missiles of all things. the latest from capitol hill on that story. the latest on the manhunt underway, after a guy tries to kidnap a little girl in broad daylight. the whole thing caught on tape and the whole story next. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today.
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wrapped up. let's tell you why this is so important. back in february congress voted to open u.s. skies to thousands upon thousands of drones by 2015. just a couple weeks ago in a fox news exclusive report we showed you how university of texas professor todd humphreys could hijack one of the drones using false gsms signals. it caught the attention of the homeland security committee mike mccaul to outline the threat if the gps system isn't made more robust. watch this. >> i want to make a point it is not easy. it was not easy to build the device we've got and taken years perfect the use. the trouble is that civilian malefactors are can get ahold of gps simulators and can do almost everything we did. these are readily available and purchaseable. i many am worried it could be a weapon in the arsenal
of or niced crime or state actors or organized terrorists. >> this is astounding that you could hijack a uav and bring it down and i think it is an eye-opener. >> reporter: just in the last couple days we've heard there are 200 permits already to fly drones in the united states. jenna, within five years those numbers could go up to 30,000 or higher. jenna: a little bit more on that hearing now, john. we understand that the department of homeland security was singled out for very harsh comments. why was that? >> reporter: chairman mccaul was visibly upset that the dhs denied a request to send a witness to the hearing particularly after the dhs brought professor humphries and his team out to white sands missile range to demonstrate real time how they could hijack a drone half a mile away. here is what congressman mccaul said about the dhs. he said i'm concerned dhs is reverting back to a pre-9/11
mind set which 9/11 commission called a lack of imagination and denying threats and protecting the homeland. almost to a person they criticized the dhs and vow they would lean on the department to do something to fix this problem before something happens. dhs i should tell you wouldn't go on the record but did tell me off the record or at least on background this is not their jurisdiction. this is the faa they said if these republican house members are so concerned about this now, why didn't they think about it before they voted back in february to open u.s. skies to drones. jenna? jenna: interesting story for us to today, john. thank you very much. jon: there is an incredible laboratory sitting on the ocean floor off the coast of florida but it is the last of its kind. we'll look at live pictures and there is dr. silvia earl, one of queens of underwater exploration. jenna will be talking to her live about possibly the end of the aquarius habitat. we'll be talking to her life coming up.
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jenna: the last undersea research lab is in danger of closing after more than two decades. it was once funded by the government but because of budget cuts it has to turn to the private sector. there used to be 50 of these bases around the world. now there is just one. it is called the aquarius. it is off the coast of the florida keys. it is essentially an underwater office where marine biologists can stay for days without surfacing. apparently they can do underwater interviews with us as well. joining us underwater, underwater from the base, a woman who is library of congress already named a
living legend for her work, sill very a yaw earl. what is the -- silvia early. what is the water temperature. >> a nice warm 82 degrees. jenna: 2 degrees fahrenheit. describe your work . what do you do down in this lab? >> well, we have -- [inaudible] it is our laboratory. i was just listening to fox news about -- [inaudible] i think most people are aware that -- country the united states has jurisdiction over that is out 200 miles. so we're here in part of the blue homeland and what we've been doing for more than 20 years we've been doing, learning about this part of
the united states, the blue country. that does relate to understanding, not just the nature of the ocean but how important it is to -- [inaudible] jenna: well, silvia, this is quite a feat, doing and interview under water. we appreciate the time. unfortunately, we can hear every , sylvia has to keep breathing. we hear the bubbles and we're able to catch every third or fourth word. it is okay. great to be able to see you. we'll wave good-bye right now. we're waving good-bye to you but we'll put up the website as well. silvia is 76 years old. i hope it is okay to mention, silvia. this is her 10th extended stay under water. she is truly a legend. maybe we can talk to you back on earth, we're still on earth, back on land, we will. but this is the most incredible picture of the day, thank you so much. >> thank you.
jenna: thank you. you do what you can. trying so hard to make sure that works for you because we were really excited about being able to talk to her but you know. jon: water conducts sound very well as you know from the scuba training. the microphone picks up those bubbles more than anything else. jenna: do we have the website, you guys? try to make sure we get the point off as well. the government is cutting funding for the laboratory. they're asking for private funding to keep it open. it is only one left in the entire world. that is why we want to bring you the story, we talk so much about space, jon, and appropriately so. but some of the budget cuts are affecting what we're exploring under the sea as well. it is an interesting look at the other side of this budget equation. jon: we'll get the story on our "happening now" website, fox news.com/happeningnow. george zimmerman you might have heard he sat down with sean hannity to with an exclusive interview and to get out his story and he is charged with killing florida
teen, trayvon martin. did his interview help or hurt him when it comes to his defense in court? >> is there anything you regret? do you regret getting out of the car to follow trayvon that night? >> no, sir. >> do you regret that you had a gun that night? >> no, sir. >> do you feel you wouldn't be here for this interview if you didn't have that gun?
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that and breaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jenna: welcome, everyone, to a second hour of "happening now," i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. happening now, bulgaria says the man behind a bomb attack carried a fake michigan driver's license. many of the victims were teenagers. authorities there are releasing a video they say shows the bombing suspect. jenna: you take a look at the ruins, seven people were kill inside that homicide bombing including five israelis. so far no group claiming responsibility for the attack. we're going to have a live attack on what we do know in just a few moments. jon: and this fox news alert, u.s. leaders are bracing for a possible collapse of the regime in syria as fighting intensifies in damascus. government forces are pounding rebel strongholds in the capital
afteryesterday's brazen.com attack that killed senior members of the regime. u.s. diplomats are plotting their next course of action after russia and china veto a resolution threatening sanctions against syria. james rosen is live at the state department. >> reporter: jon, good afternoon. u.s. diplomats could hardly be surprised by today's outcome at the u.n. security council where the vetoes by russia and china simply continued the behavior they have exhibited throughout the crisis. however, we are getting our first new word on the whereabouts of syrian president bashar ago assad. syria's state-run news agency saying he attended the swearing-in ceremony for his new defense minister. the news agency didn't specify where the swearing-in occurred. reuters quoted an official source as saying assad remains in damascus but also noted diplomats place him in a coastal
city about 150 miles north. the earliest indication of the regime's direction following yesterday's assassinations of senior officials was a strong military counteroffensive in the capital which saw government helicopters and artillery deployed against the rebels. the opposition, for their part, claimed to have fired rocket rocket-propelled grenades and also to have damaged a helicopter and three military vehicles. mideast analysts agreed yesterday that were al assad to make a decision to use his chemical weapons against his own people, that would likely happen soon. no government is more interested than watching this than the jewish state of israel. >> we are, of course, following our borders, we are, of course, following what happens on the vote of syria and lebanon in order to make sure that
transition period -- [inaudible] some advanced weapon systems from syria, and we try to move. we're consistent we've gone to missiles or surface-to-air missiles or warfare chemical material into the hands of hezbollah. >> reporter: in all, the syrian uprising is believed to have claimed some 17,000 lives over the last 16 months. jon and jenna? jon: unbelievable numbers, and so sad. james rosen at the state department. keep us updated, thanks. jenna: our next story also follows along the line of security concerns as well. new information on congressional hearings into facial recognition technology. lawmakers are grilling facebook executives noting that the social media giant has the world's largest private collection of facial images. congress wants to know what they plan to do with it. national correspondent steve centanni is live in washington with more. >> reporter: hi, jenna. facial recognition soft wear
being used by the fbi, by private businesses and by facebook is drawing the scrutiny of lawmakers who belief it ought to be regulated to protect our privacy on facebook. the technology was used to identify various faces in photos you upload, then the web site asks you whether you want to tag the people in the pictures. facebook's reworking it, but it's just one example of a technology that's becoming more common but is currently unregulated. the chairman of a senate subcommittee, al franken, says it raises serious questions about privacy and the fourth amendment garon what tees against unlawful searches. >> facial recognition already exists right here today, and we need to think about what that means for our society. unlike what we have in place for wiretaps and other surveillance devices, there is no law regulating law enforcement use of facial recognition technology. >> reporter: the fbi also has a pilot program in three states
to gather facial images for its database, and some worry that data could be misused. but the agency says it's not gathering random images in public places, only data from mug shots to better identify people already connected to criminal activity. and as for facebook, the company feels privacy concerns are being met. >> with regard to the features specifically, it's turned on by default, and we give people the opportunity to go in and disable it if they don't want to use it. >> reporter: senator franken says legislation may be required to lay ground rules for who can use the technology and what they can do with that information, jenna. jenna: steve, thank you. >> reporter: you bet. jon: this just in to fox news, the, the fbi and police in america's northwest on the hunt for a very dangerous bank robber. this guy carries an ak-47 and sometimes wears a bullet proof vest with the word sheriff on it.
dan springer has more live from seattle. >> reporter: this robber appears to be heavily armed. he's got that ak-47, as you mentioned, it's also loaded with a drum magazine. he's also shown he is willing to use it. in his first robbery in chino, california, back in february he call inside a bomb threat from a pay phone near the california bank and trust. after that diversion, he went into the bank, demanded money, and as he was walking out of the bank he fired several shots at a police officer who was in his patrol car. the officer was injured, and the suspect got away. a couple of weeks later he struck again in northern california. he wore a bircht bullet-proof vest and did not fire shots. four months later he was back at it, but this time he was here in washington state. this was a chase bank in north bend, a small town east of seattle. again, he wore a full ski mask and walked out quickly with a fist portfolio of -- fist portfolio of money.
it's got a prominent blue stripe across the top. he is described as a white male, 35-40 years old, 6-2, around 200 pounds. for obvious reasons, police are considering him armed and extremely dangerous. the fbi is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to his arrest, and they're urging extreme caution if anyone comes in contact with him. jon? jon: dan springer from seattle, let's hope the word gets out on this guy. thanks, dan. jenna: disturbing video of an intended kidnapping all caught on tape. a 10-year-old girl grabbed in broad daytime. we have the breaking news a straight ahead. plus dozens of senate seats are up for grabs, we're going to take a look at what it means to the future of the senate, and we have rick at the web wall. rick? >> reporter: everybody talking about the zimmerman interis view on hannity last night.
on the "happening now" home page, we have a poll for those of you who watched it -- and i know a lot of you did. what did you think of it? do you think that he's innocent? do you think that he's guilty? let us know what you think, and coming up later on in the show n a couple of minutes, a great panel discussion on just what he said during that interview and what it could mean for his upcoming trial. go to our homesite and vote now, and we'll have more of the show coming up right after this.
jon: right now some new details in an attempted child kidnapping that took place in broad daylight. rick folbaum has more on that. >> reporter: just within the last hour or so police in philadelphia talking to someone that they're saying is a person of interest in this case. another heinous crime caught on
tape. this time the scene, the streets of south philly, and take a look at some of this video. it's not easy to watch. you can see a brother and sister. he's 10, she's 2. they're walking in their neighborhood when a man comes up from are behind them and tries to take off with the big sister. you can see he covers her mouth with his hand, lifting her off her feet. thankfully, the little brother screams which may have scared him away because eventually he gave up trying to get this young girl into his car, and he ran from the scene. thank god he leaves her alone, but he did get away. the police in philadelphia put -- they're putting this video out there public's help in tracking him down. and we should mention, jon, that this police department has really been a leader in terms of using social media to track down suspects. officers have posted interviews and put information on department's facebook page leading to almost 90 arrests since this past february alone.
people seem to be more comfortable giving information to the police electronically. we'll hope this is the right person, we'll see, and maybe the man responsible for this crime is off the streets. back to you. jon: let's hope so. thanks. jenna: today at america's election headquarters, we're looking beyond the presidential race to the battle for the control of the senate. and as you can see, democrats hold a slight majority there. but 33 seats, 33, are up for grabs this november, and 23 of them are now held by democrats. if republicans flip just a few of those seat toss their side, it would change the balance of power, but the republicans have to worry about their own seats, and our next guest joins us with a look inside his chris call ball. larry sabato, director fur the center for the politics at the university of virginia. what kind of warning signs? >> well, you know, party leaders on both sides, jenna, will tell you the toughest thing they have to do is to get their own people
to focus on electability in primaries. they want them to think about which candidate would be the strongest candidate in the general election. so you've got some republican primaries coming up in states like wisconsin and arizona where there are stronger and weaker candidates for the general election. so, obviously, the republican leaders hope that their activists will choose the stronger candidates. we'll see. jenna: it's very interesting, you talk a lot about the establishment versus the outsider in the republican party, and i'm sure some of our viewers here electability, larry, they think, no, we don't want the establishment, we want the rebels, we want the people who are going to change things in washington. what has that tension done to the republican party over the last, let's say, three years or so? >> well, of course, it's people's constitutional right to pick anybody they want regardless of their electability. but if you look back to the 2010 midterm elections, for example,
there were several seats -- nevada, colorado, delaware -- that the republicans almost certainly would have won had they nominated the more electable candidate for the general election. they chose to go in another direction, and democrats won those three seats. now, again, that's people's constitutional right. jenna: sure. >> they can vote for anybody for any reason -- [laughter] but party leaders, naturally, focus on electability. jenna: well, and that's their job, right? candidate selection. that's what the job is for the party. but why do you think with so many dynamic conservative voices out there right now, why do you think that's difficult to meld, the the people with those strong voices with who's electable? >> generally speaking in my experience anyway, activists are great optimists. they see anybody from their party automatically winning in november. they can't imagine that the other party will win that seat.
but, of course, their friends are not necessarily representative of the entire electorate. so sometimes they misjudge the general electorate. and no one really can know the tone of the general electorate months in advance. jenna: larry, nice to have you with us today. we're going to have to run to some breaking news, but we look forward to having you back, as always. >> thanks, jenna. jon: a fox news alert, we're going to take you now to the united nations where u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, is speaking. this after russia and china both vetoed a resolution sponsored by the british and endorsed by the west that would have placed sanctions on the syrian regime for killing its own people. the ambassador very angry. take a listen. >> sanctions might be the next step within a short period of time. it merely took the decisions that this council has already made and put them under chapter 7. it merely took the action plan agreed in geneva by all the
permanent members and made it more binding under chapter 7. so i think history will judge harshly those that prevented this council repeatedly from assuming even its most basic responsibilities. >> yeah, sure. i wanted to ask you, you spoke a lot about russia and china, but what about the abstentions of pakistan and south africa? specifically, south africa said it was a one-sided resolution because it would only sanction the government. what do you make of that criticism? >> well, first of all, the resolution was balanced, it did contain obligations for the opposition under chapter 7 as does the annan plan itself and the action plan made clear that as consistent with the annan plan, that the first step has to be the government which accepted this obligation to halt the use of heavy weapons and to redeploy its forces away from population centers. that is the heart of the annan
plan. that is what this council has endorsed. sadly, we have not backed up that endorsement with the next steps which the joint special envoy and the secretary general urged which were consequences for noncompliance. so the resolution as drafted was fully consistent with the six-point plan, with what kofi annan and secretary general ban ki-moon had asked of the council. and surely at the 11th hour it wasn't necessary to rewrite the annan plan. thank you. jon: that's u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, reacting to that 11-2 vote today in the security council. the two veto votes from russia and china mean that there will be no sanctions imposed on the syrian government for the civil war really that bashar al assad is taking on against his own people there. at last estimate 17,000 syrians have died in the fighting. jenna: very interesting, ambassador rice has taken to twitter as well among other things, and just watching a few
of her comments, she's saying the united states has not, will not pin its policy on unarmed observer missions deployed in the midst of violence that can't count on minimal u.n. security council support. so certainly a strong reaction from her today, and we'll continue to watch her comments as they come out, see if that changes anything. in the meantime, we have new reaction to george zimmerman speaking out in an exclusive interview with fox's sean hannity. what's the potential legal fallout? will his own words help or hurt his case? >> he said, you're going to die tonight, [bleep] and took one hand off of my mouth, and i felt it going down my chest towards my belt and my holster. and that's when i, i didn't have any more time. a party? [ music plays, record skips ] hi, i'm new ensure clear. clear, huh? my nutritional standards are high. i'm not juice or fancy water, i'm different. i've got nine grams of protein.
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jenna: crime stories we're keeping an eye on for you including this one, a bond hearing set for tomorrow in georgia for a teenager accused of killing her sister before setting the family home on fire. 17-year-old carmen collins charged with murder and arson. iowa police moving their search for two missing cousins to a nearby landfill, this as investigators are taking a closer look into that lake. that lake is where the girls' bicycles were found. elizabeth collins and lyric cook-morrissey were last seen on friday. and the judge in the drew peterson murder trial hearing arguments on what evidence will be admissible. at issue, statements made by his ex-wife and by his fourth wife, stacy peterson, in which they describe their fear of drew peterson. jury selection set for monday. the peterson trial is on for sabio's death. his wife of stacy remains missing. >> you feel in the end justice,
that people will believe you and that people will understand, or are you that confident that you had a right to do this? >> it's -- >> defend yourself. >> yes, sir. it's a finite situation i've been place inside where i am confident in the system. i really have no choice but to believe still in the system. jon: that's george zimmerman breaking his silence in an exclusive interview with our own sean hannity. zimmerman giving his side of the story, describing the night he shot and killed teenager trayvon martin. so just how does this interview impact his case? let's get into it with our panel of experts. fred tee si is a former federal prosecutor, gil alba is a former nypd detective and private investigator. fred, you and frazier both agree that he was an impressive speaker in this interview last
night, but i think you disagree on the end result. fred, what do you think that he accomplished last night? >> jon, i don't really think he accomplished anything. i mean, you don't even need to be a lawyer, you just need to watch dragnet reruns to understand the basic, fundamental tenet. everything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law, and it's not just what you say, it's how you say it. jerry sandusky may have ultimately been sexually attracted to children, but how he did it buried him. and zimmerman looked disingenuous and self-serving, and the his credibility is a key aspect in this case. jon: fred, you think he did help his case though. i'm sorry, frazier. >> no, i do. i think fred was half right. his credibility has been crushed by the prosecutor who released these awful tapes, by the judge even on the bail hearing.
so what he had to do was find a friendly interviewer to kind of level the field with his credibility. what he tried to do last night was show people that, one, i'm not a racist; two, i'm not a murderer; three, i'm not a monster; and, four, i'm not guilty. and i think on all of those points he acquitted himself very well, indeed. jon: gil, what about the actual facts of the case as he describes them? i mean, i think it came across sounding very different from what many people imagined happened that night. >> yeah, it did. at some point he said he was running after him, and then he wasn't running after him, and then he was just following him and, you know, when the police told him not to follow. but at some point, you know, trayvon martin punched him in the nose. how close could he be at that point, and why would he punch him in the nose? they fought over a gun, supposedly. how did trayvon martin even know he didn't have a gun if he didn't show it to him ahead of time? but he did take a lie detector
test and go through the motions with the detectives, and i think he passed all of that as far as that's concerned. but with the details and in court when he has to answer all those and what he said in tv, a lot of things may change during the trial. jon: sean asks him whether he had any regrets about what happened that night. i want to play that exchange. >> is there anything you regret? do you regret getting out of the car to follow trayvon that night? >> no, sir. >> to you regret that you had a gun that night? >> no, sir. >> do you feel you wouldn't be here for this interview if you didn't have that gun? >> no, sir. >> you feel you would not be here? >> i feel that it was all god's plan, and for me to second guess it or judge it -- >> is there anything you might do differently in retrospect now that time has passed a little bit? >> no, sir. jon: sounded to me like he got a little confused in the middle of
asking that question. i mean, i've done a million interviews with people on camera, and i think they get intimidated, they get sometimes confused. what about that answer to his question, do you think you wouldn't be here tonight, fred? >> well, you know, i mean, i think legally, you know, he had to say that. but he also really what he should have done from the human perspective is he should have said i deeply, deeply regret what happened. but here's the part of the problem. because he's doing this now, that could undermine whether he was acting reasonably in connection with the self-defense argument. i agree with frazier, he had to show himself not as a monster, and your other guest accurately identifies. but my question is timing. why not do it on the witness stand? why give the state a playbook as to where you're going to go with this? jon: 23red, it just literally broke as we've been talking that the state prosecutor in florida has entered sean hannity's interview with george zimmerman
into discovery in the case. it's apparently going to become part of the court record. what does that mean, fred? >> exactly what i was saying earlier, that the state intends to use this interview or portions thereof in their trial, in their case now because it's an admission, it's not hearsay. put that aside, in their case in chief to establish this guy's guilt or innocence or undermine his credibility. so they're going to do exactly what i thought about, and every time you do this as a lawyer, it is a risk. his lawyer made a calculated decision that the risk was worth it. but the state's going to beat him over the head with this on some level. jon: speaking of beating, gil, the situation he described where he gets out of his car and turns around and all of a sudden there's trayvon martin, basically, on top of him, punching him in the nose. trayvon martin, 6-2, 215 pounds as i understand it. would have terrified me. >> yeah. but he originally said he wasn't
terrified. of course at that point. but, you know, he says he wouldn't change anything. if didn't have that gun with him, they would both be alive today. i'm not against carrying guns, but, you know, he's an aggressive guy. he called -- he made at least 50 calls within the last year on his complex of suspicious males and everything. so he's really proactive. and when you have a .9 mm on you and then you approach somebody, i mean, you feel like you have the upper hand. and, of course, the other kid didn't know what was going on. does he have a gun or doesn't he, and why is he following me, took that kind of action. jon: we have to leave it there. again, the breaking news, state prosecutors have entered sean's interview with george zimmerman into the court r0rd there, part of the discovery. thank you. >> thank you. jenna: certainly not the last of that story. jon: no.we're going to be playie clips for a long time to come, i think. jenna: well, syria's hard-line regime has really been shaken to
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today. >> there are more storms to come but the good news if you're without power the temps are better than they have been. the storms knocked those temperatures down. the good part of this? the look at the last 24 hours, a lot of rain in indiana and illinois some spots with significant drought going on. we have severe weather around parts. ohio valley. we'll take any rain we can get and threats of severe weather on the northern plains. but none of those are penetrating into the central part of the country where the heat is today. look at yesterday though. these temperatures in across the northeast. all these cities, new york, philadelphia, airs of kentucky, peer or a, illinois, over 100 degrees. when the storms went through the northeast the temps dropped quickly about 25 degrees. unfortunately we have all this area into the central plains and parts of this mid-mississippi river valley that have heat advisories and heat warnings going on
again. here is why. take a look at these temperatures today. everybody in the northern plains into the 100s. parts of the central plains, solidly into the 100s. 108 in hays, kansas. incredibly hot. farther east, st. louis, 10. these colors in lighter toward the northeast and that is where the relief has come. look tomorrow into the northeast, only 72 in new york city. that is about 30 degrees almost lower than we were yesterday. 74 in maine. 82 in chicago. but, jenna, take a look at this where we have the drought going on, central plains that baking trend will continue all week long. jenna: rick, thank you very much. >> you bet. jon: a fox news alert now. today's failure of the u.n. security council to help end the violence in syria leaves the regime there free to continue the bloodiest assault against its own people as you see in these videos. the situation though could
soon spin out of control, raising fears that hezbollah, or some other players could step in and potentially change the balance of military power throughout the region. let's talk about it with general jack keane, former army vice chief of staff and a fox news military analyst. the big picture, general, anything that is bad for bashar al-assad, he allied with the i were rainians. anything that is bad for him would seem to be bad for iran. is that the case here? >> that is absolutely the case. our strategic adversary in the region is the iranians. they are trying to export the islamic revolution and dominate the region. they want to establish a coalition arc that includes, lennon, syria, iraq anthemselves. syria is central to that coalition. and that's why they're putting money, weapons kuds force, kuds force leaders into propping up the region against the opposition. jon: if assad falls are you
one of those who said anything is better than assad? or could there be real danger in another muslim brotherhood kind of takeover in syria? >> i think that danger is real in terms of radical islamists potentially taking over but i also see it as an opportunity where we can have influence and we should get in there and work with these opposition forces. there are moderates in this group. as well as radicals to be sure. a lot of the former military are moderates. and i think we can get on the ground and work with them. we may be working with them already, central intelligence agency. i don't know. if i did i couldn't talk about it anyway but let's make the assumption possibly we're doing some of that. but they need more than that. they need a genuine partnership not just at the military level but the political level as well. jon: but you talk to folks at our state department they fear if you wind up arming the rebels you have only enabled the growth of another al qaeda-type group?
>> the fact of the matter is assad is eventually going to go and somebody is going to take over and i think the opportunity is to influence who that is and to help shape it. to sit on our hand and do nothing obviously abdi indicates any responsibility and we're just let it seek its own level at that point and i think that is misguided. jon: chemical weapons are a big concern here. syria has thousands of them apparently. do you see any role, for, i don't know, u.s. special forgeses or anyone fill eight wilt the united states ore israel to keep those from the falling into the wrong hands? >> in every defense ministry involved here, turkey, jordan, israel and the united states, that issue is on the table loud and clear because assad's history with his family is to use those chemical weapons to preserve the regime. that is why it exists. the option for him is real
and option for us and what we can do about it i'm sure is discussed as we speak. sure the israelies are thinking about a preemptive strike to destroy the weapons before they get used. hear is the issue. it is not just the weapons being used on the syrian people, and that is what he would do, mostly from artillery shells but fall into the hands of hezbollah and the al qaeda. these are smaller weapons that are decentralized already in stockpiles by the dozen. they're produced in about five or six production factories but they're decentralized out there. some of the movement of the weapons recently i believe was more to secure them than to distribute them. but that's a major issue for us and only a major issue for the other countries in the region. jon: one of those shells getting out of the country and into the wrong place could be very, very terrifying. general jack keane, fox news military analyst. thank you. jenna: a little boy playing with his two older brothers disappears without a trace. the awful place where he was
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jenna: dramatic rescue of a 3-year-old boy trapped in a sewer in colombia. this is one of those stories that could have easily ended in tragedy. luckily it did not. the little boy was playing with his brothers in a construction zone when he fell in a hole and nobody noticed. rescue teaches searched the area including the sewer and couldn't find him. they did a second sweep the next day. they found the boy soaking wet and alive. quite resilient to hold on for more than 24 hours. >> wow, good for him. nasa is marking a new milestone as the agency paves the way for the next
plans for the space agency. test of parachutes for the orion spacecraft in yuma, arizona. casey stiegel is live with that. >> reporter: jon, because the shuttles have retired doesn't mean nasa's work has finished. look behind me. a live look at the next spacecraft that will write the next chapter in our adventures far from earth. >> that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: it's been more than 40 years since the famed apollo missions when humans stepped into deep space. now, nasa is on track to get back to its exploration roots. >> this is the first time we've had a vehicle that will truly send us to where we've always dreamed about going. >> reporter: in under 10 years orion will ride a rocket and take astronauts to places like mars but it must first endure rigorous
testing like here over the arizona desert. >> we kind of put it through a different type of either environment or even a failure mode that we want to protect for. >> reporter: parachutes are the current focus. 26,000 feet the capsule is dropped out of a c-17 cargo jet to see how the chutes will help glide the spacecraft safely back to earth. orion weighs about 20,000 pounds, compared to the 250,000 pounds of the shuttle but don't let size fool you. there is actually more room inside her per person than there was for the shuttle crew. >> the space shuttle looked very large but the majority of volume was for payloads such as building the international space station. >> reporter: in just two years time orion will launch into space. that will be an unmanned mission for the next round of testing testing how it will reenter the earth's atmosphere and when it is launched, jon, it will 15 times farther than the international space station.
jon: wow! interesting developments there. casey stiegel in arizona. jenna: that is far. he seems to be daring cops to catch him. a reckless motor bike rider riding at speeds topping 180 miles per hour, dangerously zipping in and out of traffic and posting video of course to youtube. jon: oh, boy. jenna: just in case you missed it. where police think he could be. we have a name for you as well about who this guy is. plus does your kid have a food allergy that is really bad and scary and dangerous? how about you feed them more of that food? sound crazy? that he is the possible new breakthrough in curing those allergis. we have a brand new study for you and the doctor is in next. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement
jon: right now new details in the manhunt for a motorcycle rider, call him daredevil. call him an idiot. you decide. police suspect this guy might be in the u.s. rick has more. >> reporter: certainly dangerous, jon. police in canada know who this guy is. they think he may have zipped across the border into the u.s. they have given us this name, randy george scott. he is wanted after allegedly posting this video on youtube. i have it here on the ipad. he has the camera mounted. at first the bike is all alone on the road but watch as the traffic begins to pick up, the motorcyclist does not slow down a bit, waving recklessly between cars and trucks, driving at speeds of about 186 miles per hour. police say the tipsters led them to scott and he is wanted on criminal charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. the bike is believed to be yahama r-1 sports bike. there are a videos on youtube of people pulling
similar type of stunts. this one is posted in the spring. has more than 800,000 hits. not bad if you aspire to be a web star but very bad if you get caught. for doing 186 miles per hour in 50 mile-per-hour zone, scott faces a possible five years in jail. back to you. jon: he better hope he doesn't fall off that bike doing those kinds of speeds. idiot is my name. the thanks, rick. >> well the doc is in. food allergies like food allergies to peanuts and shellfish are particularly a concern for a lot of us. particularly when it comes to our children. what if the child could undergo treatment in order to develop a tolerance for those foods, to make them less dangerous? a new study says that might be in the horizon. dr. lee vinocur, adjunct assistant proper at louisiana state university in shreveport. nice to have you back with us today. >> thanks for having me. jenna: this study talks about immunotherapy. i don't know if i said that
right. give us the right word. >> you had it. it is immunotherapy and it's an attempt to desensitize kids against the allergy, sort of make them tolerant. you give them controlled amounts of wha they're allergic too slightly increasing doses over time. they have been doing this for a while. they have done it with bee stings and peanuts. this is the biggest study and they followed the kids the longest, like 22 months to see if really they were desensitized and could eat eggs. and they could. jenna: what they found after 22 months, and by the way they used 55 children just under 2 years of a time frame for this study. the children were between the ages of five and 11. they found that 75% of the kids who got this therapy were considered desensitized to eggs. that was something they were using. how did they no, doctor, these children weren't just some of those children that
oatt grew their allergies? >> that is a very good point, jenna, because a lot of kids do outgrow their allergies. you would assume in two years you wouldn't, you know, suddenly outgrow it but they could be in the group that are just naturally desensitizing themselves. but, what's important here is that it's really cumbersome to have a food allergy. it is very hard and difficult. right now there is no treatment. you have to avoid that food. it is potentially life-threatening and something like eggs, they're in everything. so it is really hard for families to do this. jenna: it is hard. doctor, if i could, don't we have allergies for a reason? you never want someone to be at the risk of dying because they're so allergic to nuts. they're so allergic to eggs. but at the same time isn't an allergy saying hey this is something you're not supposed to have? there is risk at changing that? >> well, you know, we talked about it why before with you and this hygenic theory.
an allergy is really an overaction of our immune system and overreactive the it protects you when you get an invading bacteria but a protein from an egg is not invading. it usually causes more harm than good and so it is a important and for something like eggs which are hidden in everything, it would be great to be able to desensitize kids to that. jenna: just real quick, doctor, what about the risk? i have only about 30 seconds but should parents, shouldn't obviously not try this by themselves? >> no, as absolutely not. this is not something you do by yourself. this is in a controlled situation where if a trial goes into anna fa lackic shock, you have people there and give them ivs. don't try to desensitize your kids at home. talk to your doctor about that. jenna: maybe five, 10 years from now doing something like that more widespread. it was an interesting study. doctor, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. jenna: we'll be right back with more. okay, team! after age 40, we can start losing muscle --
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